Isle of Man Meats has secured a prize in this years prestigious Great Taste Awards.
The organisation won a 2-star award for a half shoulder of lamb supplied by John and Fiona Anderson from Knockaloe Beg Farm in Patrick - a venue which is also a popular visitor attraction for its activities including the 'Lambing Live' event during the Easter holidays.
The Great Taste Awards are considered to be among the biggest and most trusted awards in the food and drink sector.
Every year the UK’s Guild of Fine Food invites the industry to apply for the accolades which are judged by a panel of over 500 experts including chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers - winners receive one, two or three star awards which all indicate a product of exceptional quality.
Procurement Officer at IOM Meats, Kirree Kermode, says: "This year there were more than 12,000 entries for the awards with businesses ranging from small artisan food and drinks companies, to major producers. Winning against that high level of competition is great news for us, our producers, retailers, and customers.
"We must also say thanks and congratulations to John and Fiona – like all of our 220 Manx producers they share our commitment to producing the highest quality meat, and this award is the latest proof that our products are rated alongside the very best."
The accolade also means the business can continue to use the Great Taste logo to symbolise the quality of its produce.